B4534 (Stratford upon Avon)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Evesham Place (SP197546)|
|To:||Birmingham Road (SP198553)|
|Via:||Grove Road, Arden Street|
|Distance:||0.5 miles (0.7 km)|
|Met (1971):||A439, A422, A34|
|Now part of:||A4390|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4534 is the former number of a short link route in Stratford-upon-Avon, running from south to north immediately west of the town centre.
Starting at a left fork from the A439 Evesham to Stratford road in Evesham Place, it headed north along Grove Road, with the A-road continuing along Rother Street to its terminus in the town centre. Our road soon crossed the A422 Alcester Road, after which it continued north along Arden Street to terminate at a T-junction with the A34 Birmingham Road.
The road, originally unclassified in 1922, was given the number B4534 in the 1930s – a number it was to retain for some 40 years before the route was elevated to Class I status in the 1970s, becoming the A4134. Within 10 years, however, the number was changed again when the route became the northern section of the A4390 "inner relief road" – the main route which today takes southwest to northeast traffic from the A422 and A3400 away from the historic town centre.